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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

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from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016
in History (x) category

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep30

CANCELLED: Movies Under the Stars: Remember the Titans

at Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:45 p.m.8:45 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free family film! Based on a true story, this award-winning sports drama follows Herman Boone…
Category: Accessible, Film, History, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours
Free!

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: Conservatory Garden

at Vanderbilt Gate (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Central Park Conservancy staff takes you on a guided stroll amid thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals that bloom throughout the year.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Oct 1

Third Annual Fall Festival

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Celebrate the harvest season! This festival for all will feature cider pressing, puppet making, face painting, live jazz, and a tasting with Dyckman Beer.
Category: Education, Concerts, Art, Festivals, Games, History, Food, Seniors, Fall Festivals
Free!

Oct 1

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Coined the "wild garden" by designer Frederick Law Olmsted, the Ramble offers visitors a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths and discover hidden forest gardens.
Category: Nature, History, Tours

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Bronx River Ramble: Jane Jacobs

at West Farms #2 Train Station, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come learn about Jane Jacobs and how her influence spread beyond Manhattan, and inspired environmental restoration and neighborhood revitalization efforts in the Bronx.
Category: History, Tours, Waterfront
Free!

Oct 2

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours

Oct 2

Astoria Park Highlights

at Parking Lot (in Astoria Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Discover this popular neighborhood park and learn about its history and diverse flora and fauna. This park has history dating back to early 1900s and scenic views along its promenade.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct 2

Nantucket Lightship Public Tours

at Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Known as the “Guardian Angel of the North Atlantic”, the Nantucket Lightship (WLV612) was the last lightship in service to the United States Coast Guard.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Oct 2

Common Threads Workshop

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Artist Kat Granados will be leading a crocheting circle in the Parlor Room. She will discuss some techniques that would’ve been implemented in this room in the 1800s.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, History, Talks, Seniors
Free!

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